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Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer

Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB

This job expired on 7 December 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    7 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - Three days per week (preferably to include Wednesdays and Fridays), term time plus Inset days (39 weeks). Start time between 08:00 - 08:30hrs and finishing between 16:00 - 16:30hrs

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,802 to £30,175

Actual salary

£14,404 - £15,633

Pay scale

BP5

Additional allowances

Extremely generous employer pension contributions, Employee Assistance Programme, MIND Wellbeing Index Silver Award winners in 2021-2022

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer to provide support to students with SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) needs and offer a service that supports the wellbeing of students in the school. Working closely with the pastoral team, with School Counsellors (both employed and voluntary), and reporting into the Mental Health Lead, the MHWB officer will promote positive emotional and mental health amongst children and staff. They will work with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead to develop a whole school wellbeing strategy (for students and staff), creating a culture within the school that values all students, allows them to feel a sense of belonging and makes it possible to talk about mental health in a positive and non-stigmatising way.

A relevant qualification in Psychology, mental health and/or SEN preferred.

What the school offers its staff

We offer continuous professional development for all staff. Free access to our EAP, and we have been awarded the Mind Index Silver Award in 2021-2022.

Commitment to safeguarding

Wycombe High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff are required, before taking up post, to undertake a criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). HR will carry out an online search on shortlisted applicants.

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About Wycombe High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1319 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
hr@whs.bucks.sch.uk

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust. The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association. Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom. We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad. Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos. Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter (Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully) Courageously: Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action. Faithfully: Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society. Joyfully: All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same. As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

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